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Coastal Windage


Hosted by Reuben TruthMaker and Livvy Streetwise

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coastal windageThe Coastside’s only live, call-in talk radio show, Coastal Windage features Coastside issues, hot topics, and live comments from Coastsiders in real time. Finally, the people of the Coastside have an opportunity to participate in their own community. Co-hosts Reuben TruthMaker and Livvy Streetwise provide a curated and encouraging forum for discussion while regaling listeners with their informed, entertaining, and insightful takes on a full spectrum of topics. This is not a platform for endless arguing and posturing. This is free-range thinking applied to local issues and daily lives with expansive, explorative discussion. No dogma, no entrenched positions, no talking points or political agendas — just two Coastsiders with the time and curiosity to dive deep and go anywhere.

To be on the show, listen from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Fridays and call 650.560.9851. You can also email Reuben and Livvy Streetwise with your comments at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Reuben TruthMaker

A 20-year resident of El Granada, Reuben TruthMaker is a dedicated husband, dad, coach, community volunteer, and creative professional. He is also a confirmed cynic, a notable futurist, and a passionate iconoclast forever seeking the greater good. Voted “Most Likely to Wear a Tin Foil Hat” during his senior year of high school, Truth loves a good conspiracy theory. Humor him.

Livvy Streetwise

Livvy and her family have lived here on the coast for 20 years and look forward to the next 20! She is an active volunteer in the community, occasional coach for her child's soccer team, and champion of good vibes. As a 'foil' to Reuben's cynicism, Livvy tries to look on the bright side of the issues, however, she has been known on many occasions, to break out the ol' soapbox, asking "why the heck can't we all just get along"???

Call-in number: (650) 560-9851

Featured content

Golf in El Granada! (May 27, 2022)

It's true! Disc golf that is. A darn fun activity, if we do say so ourselves. Check out the proposal currently being considered by the Granada Community Services District.

PAC Disc Golf Proposal April 2022

Multimodal mystery trail (May 27, 2022)

Read all about it. Only 10 years of planning, talking, meeting, and scrounging for funds is required to final get a shovel in the ground for a 1.25-mile stretch of paved bike path that does not connect on either end to any other segment or section of paved bike path. That's progress, Coastsiders! Following are links to the Midcoast Community Council's web page for the Multimodal Trail and San Mateo County's web page for the MMT, including plans, documents, and diagrams going all the way back to 2013. This better be one heckuva stretch of bike path.

MCC Highway 1 Parallel Trail -- Midcoast Multimodal Trail page

San Mateo County Midcoast Multimodal Trail Project page

Coastside Leadership Academy (May 27, 2022)

The Coastside Leadership Academy (CLA) is an all-girls academy (grades 9-12) rooted in the cycles of joy, healing, and growth, where girls learn to trust their intuition, use their voices, and become leaders in a supportive community. Hear from founders Claire Rietmann-Grout and Lindsay Stewart during their live, in-studio interview with Livvy and Reuben.

Coastside Leadership Academy (CLA)

Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island ticket stub (May 20, 2022)

Reuben loves to go on and on about paper tickets and how cool they are. He must have spent seven minutes of this week's show gushing about how cool the ticket stub for the Statue of Liberty was in 2015. Just to complete the thought, here it is. We wonder if paper tickets like this are still available as free souvenirs for visitors in 2022?


Balloons kill wildlife (May 13, 2022)

Per "All released balloons, including those falsely marketed as 'biodegradable latex,' return to Earth as ugly litter. They kill countless animals and cause dangerous power outages."


Movie night with Beach Break Entertainment (April 8, 2022)

Julie Mell and Beach Break Entertainment are singlehandedly keeping moviegoing alive on the Coastside. This time with two great movies about women and sports, "Girls Can't Surf" and "Knocking Down the Fences." Plus a panel discussion with filmmakers, atheletes, and industry experts. Another great night with Beach Break.


Harry Mack and the Little Shop of Horrors (April 1, April 8, 2022)

Feels good to be back out in the world, going to see live music, theater, and sporting events in person. Following is an autographed concert poster and autographed ticket from the 4/1 Harry Mack show at the Old Princeton Landing and a playbill from the 4/2 Half Moon Bay High School production of "Little Shop of Horrors."


Approved Quarry Park Pump Track Design (April 1, 2022)

The approved "Flying X" track design featuring two interior loops as well as an outer loop.


1946 Tsunami (March 25, 2022)

By 1964, Princeton had some protection from the breakwater, but in 1946, well check out these photographs. (Photo credit: Orville)


Following is a photo of a Tsunami warning sign in the Caribbean nation of Grenada. (Photo credit: Reuben TruthMaker)


Cunha DC Trip

Coastal Windage gets around. We were able to get a look at the special edition custom challenge coin minted for the 2022 Cunha DC trip.

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The Olympics (February 18, 2022)

Following are pictures of the little week-at-glance calendar book from 1973 that Reuben used to record the American results for the 1976 summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada.

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Seeking vintage things (February 18, 2022)

Just a sampling of favorites from Reuben's personal stash. Clockwise from upper right: 1910 T206 Ty Cobb; 1992 Skybox Michael Jordan; 1959 Topps Willie Mays (autographed); 1982 Topps Dan Fouts.


Jim "Sully" Sullivan (February 11, 2022)

Member of the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, 1989 Overall Mountain Bike World Champion, and local trails advocate Jim Sullivan crushing it in the US colors on a fully rigid bike in 1989.


Cunha Cubs 8A Basketball Champs (February 4, 2022)

Undefeated for their entire middle school career (no 2021 season). 10-0 and league champs in 2022.

Front row: Gio Garduno-Martin; Caiden Guevara; Maverick Johnson; Owen Perez


Back row: Head coach Luis Haro; coach Irving; Franco Santiago; Ronin McCauley; Jack McMillan; Matthew Melo; Javi Nobiles; Daniel Moctezuma; coach Chris

Dog days on the Coastside (February 4 and 11, 2022)

The San Mateo County Parks off-leash pilot program for Quarry Park and Pillar Point Bluffs will be reviewed and voted on by the San Mateo County Planning Commission on Wednesday, February 9, at 9:00 AM.

Click the thumbnail below to go to the County's Dog Work Group web page.


Coastside Composite Mountain Bike Team (February 4, 2022)

The Coastside Composite Mountain Bike Team is an experience-and skill building-focused cycling team for Coastside youths. The team not only participates in competitive events but also community support projects like the Bike Temple at Abundant Grace.

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The Coastside Composite Mountain Bike Team                   Mac Henry places 3rd in the U29 division!!

To learn more about NICA go to, to learn about the NorCal Interscholastic Cycling League go to and to participate with the Coastside Composite Mountain Bike Team please reach out to the team at

For more information about the team, check out the article about them at Coastside Survey (February 4, 2022) is conducting a survey of San Mateo County Coastside residents to learn more about travel patterns, transportation choices, and interests in alternative travel modes.

To take the survey, go to


Big confusion over table scraps (January 14, 2022)

Recology of the Coast flyer explaining the process for their new composting program.


The Pilot Light (January 14, 2022)

The new Pilot Light restaurant is getting ready to open soon at the old 3-0 space at the HMB airport. Click on the image to see the latest draft of their menu, which is still a work in progess.


Moss Beach crosswalk (January 14, 2022)

Latest iteration of the crosswalk on Highway 1 at Virginia Street in Moss Bach. Screenshots taken from video posted to Nextdoor by Claire Toutant.

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Zoe Chait (January 7, 2022)

Photos courtesy of Marcus Chait.

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  • 2nd place, 2021 National Scholastic Surfing Association Championships in the Womens U18 division

  • 1st place, 2021 NSSA West Coast Regional

  • Ranked 2nd in the USA Prime West Surfing Series, the country's highest level of amateur surfing


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Bike Temple program at Abundant Grace (January 7, 2022)

Per our friends at Coastside Mountain Bikers and Abundant Grace, click this image to read the press release about this new volunteer program on the Coastside.


Half Moon Bay coffee mugs (December 17, 2021)

Last month, Reuben practically lost his mind when he spent three hours with his family scouring the Coastside over the Thanksgiving weekend for a simple coffee mug emblazened with the legend "Half Moon Bay." Nary a one to be found. Since then, he has followed up several leads and ultimately ended up commissioning local artist Vanessa Lamascus of Coastal Custom Designs to make one for him to give to his sister. This week, Reuben followed up more leads provided by listeners and found HMB coffee mugs for sale at CVS in Strawflower Village and at Coastside Books on Main Street.


Custom mug by Vanessa Lamascus, Coastal Custom Designs

2022 San Mateo County One-Day Homeless Count (December 3, 2021)

The San Mateo County biennial one-day homeless count is January 27, 2022. For more information, click the following link.